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Medical Director, Clinical Oncology Services, Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Recruitment Period

Open date: July 24th, 2019
Last review date: Monday, Aug 26, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


University of California, Irvine (UCI) Health seeks a collaborative and innovative clinical leader to oversee and coordinate outpatient and inpatient cancer services as the organization continues to build on its strong reputation in cancer treatment, care, and research. The Medical Director of Clinical Oncology Services will hold a dual role within the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (CFCCC) and UCI Health and will join the enterprise at a pivotal time as it enhances its offerings and expands its footprint across Orange County. The next Medical Director will join one of the fastest growing top research universities in the world, and be expected to organize and grow an array of competitive oncology services in a unique marketplace that serves a truly diverse patient population. In collaboration with world-class faculty and staff, the Medical Director will fully integrate clinical care and research missions between the CFCCC, the UCI College of Health Sciences, and UCI Health.

Since its designation as “comprehensive” in 1994, the CFCCC continues to serve as a vital resource for the region in the fight to alleviate the burden of cancer. As one of only 49 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the country and the only center in Orange County, the CFCCC brings together scientists and clinicians from more than 30 departments across six schools at UCI. Members are organized into four themed research programs that provide an interactive and collaborative infrastructure for cancer discovery, clinical investigation, and population-based cancer research. With this rich network of collaborators and a patient population in the sixth most populous county in the United States, the Medical Director has the opportunity to impact the overall success of the CFCCC and the health of the region. Most importantly, the buildout and growth of oncology programs is a cornerstone of the campus strategic ambitions, and this endeavor has the full support of the University and Health Science Enterprise executive leadership team.

With a recent $200 million transformational gift from the Samueli family, UCI is now home to the newly formed Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences, which includes the School of Medicine, the Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing, the future School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, and the future School of Population Health. The UCI School of Medicine is ranked as one of the top 50 U.S. medical schools for research by U.S. News & World Report and consists of 20 clinical and six basic science departments. The establishment of this interdisciplinary college is a critical step toward building an expanded health sciences campus.

The Medical Director for Clinical Oncology services will join a relatively young, entrepreneurial campus that has had an impressive—and internationally recognized—ascendancy over the last several decades. This individual will join a healthcare enterprise that is in rapid expansion mode, with plans to open more clinical sites and a new hospital on the main campus in Irvine, California. Thus, the Medical Director will have the opportunity to capitalize on the resources and investments in clinical care to build and drive a strategy that proactively expands clinical cancer volume and continues to secure UCI Health’s position as a leader in world-class medical care, research, and education. In particular, the Medical Director will continue to develop a culture of collaboration and transparency to create a truly integrated clinical cancer strategy, enhancing and seeking out partnerships across UCI, Orange County and beyond.

The successful candidate will hold an M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree or equivalent with clinical specialization and board certification in a cancer subspecialty such as medical oncology, radiation therapy, surgical oncology, gynecologic oncology, or similar field, and hold (or be eligible for) a medical license in the State of California. Successful candidates will be eligible for appointment at the assistant, associate or full professor levels in either the Professor of Clinical X or HS Clinical Professor series. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

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Complete applications include a CV, cover letter, and a separate diversity statement that describes past activities that promote diversity and inclusion and plans for future contributions. For further information about UCI’s commitment to inclusive excellence, please visit:

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Document requirements
•Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
•Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.
•Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
•3-5 required (contact information only)

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

UCI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)